Some Kenny records in
the Tomacork church records
Here is a search that was performed for Anne
Burgess, by the Wicklow Heritage Centre, in Wicklow town, County Wicklow.
1. Bridget Kenny,
b. c1797, m. Patrick Doran
The only possible
baptism I could find for Bridget was that of a Bridget Kenny, daughter of Edward and Mary
Kenny nee Whelan of Ballingate, baptized June 28th, 1794 with Godparents Thomas Kenny and
Anne Doyle. Bridget had a brother Pat baptized Feb 7th, 1793 with Godparents Edward
Whelan and Mary Macavoy.
2. Mary Kenny, b. c.1802, m. Michael Byrne,
and evicted from Kilcavan in 1849 as a widow;
The Tomacork register lists a Mary Kenny, daughter of
Philip and Anne Kenny of Kennystown, baptized March 12th, 1812 with Godparents James Byrne
and Dorothy Kelly. This Mary had a brother Richard baptized Jan 18th, 1816 with
Godparents John and Jane Kehoe. (This may be a little too late for your Mary).
3. Michael Kenny, b. c1795(?); m. Mary Doyle;
children born in Parkmore.
4. Catherine Kenny, b. 1807, m. Henry Murphy
Found the baptism of a Catherine Kenny, daughter of
Bartholomew and Ann Kenny nee Brien of Kennystown, baptized Aug 16th, 1808 with Godparents
Philip Kenny and Mary Clerk. Catherine had the following siblings: Thomas baptized
Aug 25th, 1794 with Godparents Thomas Kenny and Elizabeth Kinsella and Richard baptized
June 1795 (no day listed) with Godparents William and Sarah Kenny.
5. Martin Kenny, evicted from Tomacork in 1853, was
Myles K's first cousin....
We find that a Martin Kenny was baptized Jan 20th, 1796
with parents John and Jane Kenny nee Byrne of Coolattin and Godparents Daniel and
Elizabeth Kenny. He had a sister Jane baptized March 16th, 1793 with Godparents
Daniel Kenny and Elizabeth Blake.
6.Myles Kenny married a widow, Dorathea Briscoe Wilkie,
perhaps as early as 1825. Do your records begin in the late 1700s?
The Tomacork registers start circa 1785 but they are
very poor in quality and very patchy until the mid to late 1790s. Unfortunately, I
could not find a baptism for Myles.